Union Cabinet on Wednesday informed that it has approved the doubling of the Nimach-Ratlam railway line in Madhya Pradesh during the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
While addressing a press conference in New Delhi, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur said that the total estimated cost of the project will be ₹ 1,095.88 crore.
“The total length of doubling the line is 132.92 km and the project will be completed in four years. The line capacity utilization of the Nimach-Ratlam section is up to 145.6 per cent with maintenance blocks,” Mr Thakur added further.
The project will increase the capacity of the section, hence, more goods and passenger trains can be introduced to the system. “It will provide easy connectivity as well as boost tourism in the area as many historical sites including Fort of Unchagarh are situated here,” he said.